Bandwidth Demand Grows as Remote Apps Increase- Valutrics

WAN managers need flexible network services due to the growing demand for higher bandwidth and predictable connectivity to applications that are remote, according to a new study, “State of the WAN Report,” conducted SD WAN-supplier Aryaka. Traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) no longer satisfies that need in a cost-effective and scalable way because of the high price of hardware and the demands it creates on time, deployment and maintenance. Furthermore, MPLS is a point-to-point technology that does not meet the challenge of connecting to public cloud data centers. “Understanding the state of the WAN—and the impacts that global network traffic has on business strategy—gives IT leaders the ability to partner with their C-suite to enhance business execution,” said Shawn Farshchi, president and CEO of Aryaka. Nearly half of all global enterprise traffic now encompasses cloud and software-as-a-service technologies, but legacy technologies like MPLS fail to address this trend, he said. The report provides a detailed look into the current state of WAN infrastructure and its impact on global business, based on data aggregated from 5,000 sites in 63 countries.